David Ginola claims Spurs star is ‘a completely different’ player to when he first joined

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David Ginola

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger, David Ginola has heaped praise on Heung-min Son and admitted to being blown away by how much the South Korean has improved since he first arrived at Tottenham.

Son’s influence on this Spurs side has been growing year on year since he arrived from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015.

The 28-year-old has been one of the most potent attackers in the Premier League over recent seasons and is arguably just as important to the Lilywhites at the moment as their talisman Harry Kane.

The wide man seems to have adapted to a new role under Jose Mourinho, often being the furthest man forward when Spurs have the ball, constantly looking to run in behind the opposition defence.

His pace and finishing ability has seen him score six goals already in the Premier League, making him the current joint top scorer alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Premierleague.com).

Ginola was just as electric as Son while cutting in from the left during his playing days, although he did not quite carry the same level of goal threat as the South Korean.

The Frenchman admitted that Son is the type of player who can make something happen from nothing and has developed over the past five years.

Ginola told Sky Sports News (9:05am, October 5, 2020): “If you have got a player like Son in your squad right now, anything can happen because he has got the pace, he has got the skills, and if I think about the player four or five years ago, I mean, he is a completely different one. He is probably one of the most improved players in the Premier League.”

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While Son’s finishing with both feet and his acceleration is plain for all to see, one underestimated part of his game is the intelligence of his runs. The South Korean is unbelievably good at timing his runs to beat the offside trap, with his ability to curve his runs and change of pace, making him impossible to defend against, particularly when we have someone of Kane’s quality feeding him.

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